“The religious pluralism of the world should not be a cause of division and war, but contribute to the building of brotherhood and world peace,” Scientific Secretary of International Conference on Justice and Ethics Jafar Morvarid said.
“We tried to introduce the reality of Ahl al-Bayt of Shia,” he added, “we have a good intellectual, traditional and religious environment in Mashhad and that’s because of the presence of holy shrine of Musa al-Ridha”.
He pointed out this congress held with special emphasis on Imam Ali b. Musa al-Ridha simultaneously with the event of Mashhad-2017 so it was a big step to present Mashhad’s civilization and its spiritual capabilities to the world.
The holy city of Mashhad in north east of Iran has been officially introduced as the “cultural capital of the Muslim world” for the Asia region in 2017.
“Ethics in this conference served to underscore applied ethics in all areas of human interaction. Islamic notion of justice is not an abstraction. The Qur’an and the Prophetic teachings undertook to develop ethical principles and rules to derive practical rulings in the areas of relationships and social organization,” Jafar Morvarid said.
“Prophetic teachings were further developed by the Ahlul-Bayt, among whom the Imams, the rightful successors of the Prophet, further elaborated ethics of just human relationships by their example. Today, the community needs to retrieve these teachings of the Ahlul-Bayt, especially the heritage left by Imam Rida, who lived at remarkable time to provide many indicators for future retrieval and application to speak to contemporary issues faced by the Umma,” he added.
According to Morvarid, they received 130 abstracts which 80 of them have been accepted for the conference to present in English, Arabic and Farsi.